Violence/Mental Illness

Mental illness, suicide and violence creating a ‘lost generation’ in Middle East

The research, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, found that in addition to violence in the region, there has been a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

LAPD union joins national push for feds to help prepare police for contacts with mentally ill

The L.A. Police Protective League is one of more than a dozen police unions nationwide — including those in New York, San Jose and Chicago — calling on the federal government to pay for crisis-intervention training, less-lethal devices and officers who team up with mental health professionals to respond to emergency calls.

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